Maine by the numbers

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Maine’s Taxable Retail Sales for Food Stores

January 2014

$119.6 Million

January 2013

$115.2 Million

Source: Maine Revenue Services

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News from April 19, 2013

April 19, 2013

Airlines, pilots join forces to sue FAA

 They go to court to stop the furloughs of air traffic controllers, saying that will cause massive delays.

April 19, 2013

Boston lockdown stalls lobster shipment

New Meadows Lobster in Portland has a shipment of lobster stalled in Boston.

April 19, 2013

Maine's March unemployment rate 7.1%, down slightly

The unemployment rate was below the statewide average in all three of Maine's metropolitan areas.

April 19, 2013

Google searches for mobile gains

Leading tech company looks to stimulate better consumer response to ads on mobile devices.

April 19, 2013

SEC chair charts new course for agency

 Mary Jo White takes over as financial-crisis and insider-trading cases are being closed.

April 19, 2013

Microsoft looking beyond PC market

The company plans to expand its touch-screen software offerings.

April 19, 2013


April 19, 2013

Aid requests signal gradual job growth

Initial jobless claims rose slightly last week, but the four-week average is near the lowest in five years.

April 19, 2013

Earnings push stocks down again

The S&P has declined 3 percent from its all-time high of 1,541.61, which it reached only a week ago.

April 19, 2013

Apple's slow sales hit suppliers

 Companies that benefited from the tech giant's growth now face an inventory glut as Apple sales slow.

April 19, 2013

Word's out: Now you can tweet songs

 A new Twitter service lets users recommend their favorites and enhances the marketing of music.

April 19, 2013

Nations urged to pursue growth

Christine Lagarde The International Monetary Fund chief says deficit cutting is holding economies back.